I just returned from a trip to Breckinridge, Colo. One of the discussions we had was about how clean and beautiful it was compared to Asheville. They were sticking money into cleaning streets, and there were beautiful planters everywhere.
Tourism dollars should be helping with the infrastructure of the city. To continue to put the burden on taxpayers living here is unfair and unsustainable. The city will continue to deteriorate.
— Colleen Gilgenbach Asheville
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2 thoughts on “Letter: Tourism dollars should help with infrastructure”
OH I know! Breckinridge CO is beautiful CLEAN and quaint with NO PUBLIC HOUSING to ruin the town !!!
Breckinridge may not be the most applicable model, but I agree with the general premise.
We also need to value and protect our current residents and their homes. It’s time that proper weight is given to those who have made significant investments of money/time/neighborly connections.
All too often, developers and hoteliers with no ties to our community are allowed to have their way/take advantage without allowing proper input from citizens.